The Tories are launching a £5 million taxpayer-funded ad campaign to promote the Union. And someone’s leaked the cinema ad to us…
I remember standing in the polling booth, having a last minute ‘wobble’. In the end, I voted no, and I have regretted that vote ever since.
Scotland is richer per head than many wealthy countries. We’re a renewable energy powerhouse. We have what it takes to be an independent nation.
As Scotland prepares to become an independent nation, we must talk about what kind of nation we would be on the global stage – and how we can learn from the mistakes of the UK government.
People in Scotland increasingly believe that Scotland’s future must be in Scotland’s hands, not those of Boris Johnson and Westminster governments that we don’t vote for. Here’s the latest poll analysis.
Times Radio spoke to a focus group of 8 people who voted No in 2014. 7 of them would now vote Yes.
Ewan McGregor now says YES to Scottish independence. “Enough’s enough. After the Brexit vote, I’ve changed my tune about it.”
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says a referendum is coming: “If you look at current independence polling, there has been a considerable shift from No to Yes.”
The UK, with its Houses of Commons and Lords and its antiquated view of its own identity, is not minded to progressive reform – but in Scotland we have a chance to do exactly that.
In 2014, Scotland was promised the ‘best of both worlds’ whilst being an ‘equal partner’ within the union. Well, it’s not quite worked out like that.
5 years on from the independence referendum, the promises made by the No campaign have turned to dust. Scotland now faces a very different future to the one that was promised.
A considerable number of supporters from various different parties believe in Scottish independence.
Labour MP Ian Murray: “The Labour Party in 2014 destroyed itself by campaigning for Scotland to stay in the UK because it was the right thing to do, and I’m sure the Scottish Labour Party would do the same again.”
Alan Cumming: “If you look at Brexit as another example of Westminster dictating a policy Scotland didn’t want, that’s what independence is all about. The people of Scotland should be able to decide what they want to do.”
Sir Billy Connolly: “Politically, Scotland’s in extraordinary shape. It’s beginning to stand alone. They won’t take crap anymore. They don’t want to settle for whoever England votes for. If Scotland would like independence, I would like it.”